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Gibson Montana J-45 Standard, Vintage Sunburst

Gibson Montana J-45 Standard, Vintage Sunburst



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The Gibson J-45 Standard, seen here in a great looking Vintage Sunburst, marks the return of Gibson’s best-selling acoustic guitar.

Gibson J-45: The World Famous Workhorse

Nicknamed “The Workhorse”, the J-45 is Gibson’s best selling acoustic guitar of all time.

Known for its full, balanced sound with warm bass and great projection, the Gibson J-45 has truly earned the Workhorse moniker, suiting all manner of genres and performances styles.

First released in 1942, the Gibson J-45 is iconic and has really set the benchmark for dreadnought guitars.

Returning with incredible dynamic range with beautifully musical mids and tight bass, the Gibson J45 continues to impress.

Gibson J-45 Standard Vintage Sunburst Key Features:

  • Solid Sitka Spruce Top
  • Mahogany Back and Sides
  • Traditional Hand-Scalloped X-Bracing
  • Slim Taper Mahogany Neck
  • Rosewood Fretboard
  • LR Baggs VTC Electronics
  • Grover Rotomatic Tuning Machines
  • Includes Gibson Hardshell Case and Accessory Kit

Crafting the Gibson J-45

Solid Sitka Spruce has been used for this dreadnought guitar’s top because of its beautiful resonance, powerful projection and rich tones.

For the back and sides, Gibson have used Mahogany which has great volume and is known for its clear, bright and airy trebles.

Traditional hand scalloped advanced x-style bracing is used to further enhance the tone and resonance.

Slim Taper Neck

Attached to the body with an extremely secure compound dovetail neck-to-body joint is a Mahogany neck.

The neck features the popular Slim Taper profile, for a slenderer grip than found on older models.

Atop the neck, Gibson have fitted the J-45 Standard with a traditional Rosewood fretboard.

LR Baggs VTC Electronics

Allowing you to plug in and get great sound, the Gibson J-45 electro-acoustic guitar is fitted with an LR Baggs VTC system.

Voiced specifically for acoustic guitar, the VTC gives you studio quality sound with analogue warmth, right there on the stage.

Low, mid and high frequency compressors are built in and respond in real time to your playing dynamics. As a result, you get consistently stellar sound with common problem frequencies suppressed.

The pickup itself is designed to mirror the movement of your soundboard while you play.

Because of this, you get the natural sound of your guitar’s body instead of just the strings.

Discrete volume and tone controls allow you to conveniently sculpt your sound on the go.

High Quality Hardware

On the body of the Gibson J-45 Standard is a traditional, belly up style Rosewood bridge with TUSQ bridge pins, offering fantastic transfer of vibration from the strings to the solid Sitka Spruce top.

TUSQ is also used for the saddle because it is precision engineered under high heat and pressure. Because of this treatment, the saddle remains uniform in density throughout, enhancing sustain and works wonderfully in tandem with the Rosewood bridge.

Up on the headstock, there are six Grover Rotomatic tuning machines with kidney buttons, offering precise and incredibly secure tuning of your strings.

A Legendary Guitar Used by Legendary Guitarists

A number of legendary musicians including Bob Dylan, Buddy Holly and John Lennon have been known to use the Gibson J-45 extensively.

Because of its exceptional build and timeless style, the Gibson J45 is ideal for virtually any genre of music where acoustic guitars can be found.

Furthermore; the J-45 also comes with a Gibson hardshell case and accessory kit; the perfect way to take care of your new guitar.

Buy the Gibson J-45 Standard from PMT Online today and join the long line of guitarists that swear by this beautifully crafted instrument.

Gibson J-45 Standard Vintage Sunburst Specs:


  • Body Style: J-45
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Top: Sitka Spruce
  • Bracing: Traditional Hand-Scalloped X-Bracing
  • Binding: Multi-Ply Top, Single-Ply Back
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose


  • Material: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: Slim Taper
  • Scale Length: 24.75”
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12”
  • Number of Frets: 20
  • Frets: Standard
  • Nut Material: Black
  • Nut Width: 1.725”
  • Inlays: Mother-of-Pearl Dots
  • Neck Joint: Compound Dovetail Neck-To-Body Joint


  • Finish: Nickel
  • Bridge: Traditional Belly Up, Rosewood
  • Bridge Pin Material: TUSQ
  • Tuning Machines: Grover Rotomatics with Kidney Buttons
  • Pick Guard: Tear Drop
  • Truss Rod Cover: B/W


  • Pickup: LR Baggs VTC
  • Controls: 1 Volume, 1 Tone


  • Strings: 0.053, 0.042, 0.032, 0.024, 0.016, 0.012
  • Case: Gibson Hardshell
  • Other: Includes Gibson Accessory Kit
More Information
Manufacturer Gibson
SKU 180723
Shipping Weight (kg) 6.000000
Case Included hard case
Colour sunburst
Series Gibson Acoustic Modern
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.725"
Neck Wood Mahogany
Number Of Strings 6 string
Right / Left-Handed right handed
Fingerboard rosewood fingerboard
Guitar Style dreadnought
Body Size full size


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